Oct 01 2015

Dassault Systèmes Announces the Upgrade of the Online Service 3D ContentCentral

Enhancements Save Time, Increase the Number of Available CAD Models of Industrial Components, and Help Suppliers Grow Their Business

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — October 1, 2015 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the release of the new version of 3D ContentCentral, an online service for locating, configuring, and downloading parts, components and assemblies from certified industrial component suppliers.  More than 1.3 million registered users of 3D ContentCentral now have access to powerful search and 2D and 3D preview capabilities that help shorten design cycles.  In addition, hundreds of component suppliers can quickly and easily upload, publish, and maintain their CAD models.

“Engineers and designers spend a lot of time creating or finding CAD models of components to incorporate into their designs while, in parallel, part suppliers strive to have their components included early on in these same design cycles,” said Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes.  “In response to these challenges, Dassault Systèmes has completely redesigned the website and included new features in 3D ContentCentral that deliver an improved experience that benefits engineers and designers as well as suppliers of CAD models.”

3D ContentCentral’s enhancements include advanced search capabilities that let engineers and designers quickly and easily find millions of free, supplier-certified CAD models in all leading 2D and 3D CAD formats, including SOLIDWORKS ones.  The newly embedded eDrawings viewer, which works directly in any browser and does not need installation, allows users to preview and fully evaluate models and options before downloading.

The new 3D ContentCentral “Supplier Services” offer enhancements to the site’s online
self-service CAD catalogue publishing solution, giving suppliers three different subscription levels to choose from.  Features at the Professional subscription level include:

• Usage Report:  Contains data that suppliers can use to understand the demand for their products;
• Verified Supplier Status:  Highlights a supplier’s catalogue in the community, improving visibility to engineers and designers;

• Web Syndication:  Models from a supplier’s online CAD catalogue can be previewed and downloaded on its corporate website to meet the needs of its direct visitors;
• Disk Space:  Expanded storage for uploading content so suppliers can provide customers with their full range of CAD models.

For more details on Dassault Systèmes’ 3D ContentCentral’s enhanced capabilities, please visit:  www.3dcontentcentral.com